I have been told I am going thru menopause by a doctor. Then why am i still having periods and why is my sex drive way high instead of down?

Menopause is a normal stage in every woman's life when she experiences low sex drive, low estrogen level and no monthly period. This stage is a natural change of life that occurs between the age of 40-45 and every woman has to undergo this change sooner or later. The symptoms resulting due to menopause differ from one female to another.

Going through menopause takes about 2-6 years and this period of time when a woman undergoes certain hormonal changes leading to menopause is known as peri-menopause.

If your doctor says that you are going through menopause then having period is not a defect or disorder. One of the first symptoms of peri-menopause is irregular periods. You will either skip your periods or your periods may come closer. The flow also may become lighter or heavier than normal. So, don’t worry if you are having periods even though you are going through menopause. Your periods will gradually decrease and eventually stop after a certain period of time. This may stretch up to two to three years.

Regarding your sexual desire, it is a rare case but not abnormal because like you some other women also experience an increase in sexual desire and satisfaction. Actually, at this stage of life you are not worried or anxious about being pregnant because you have lost your fertility. This enables you to fulfill the sexual desire and enjoy intimacy with your partner. 

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